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  1. DVD Ninja budz's Avatar
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    I purchased for the first time from Office Max the FUJI DVD-R 4x speed 10 pack Jewel case. I've read many postings about these discs that are manufactured by TAIYO YUDEN are the best of the dvd media. This was the only brand of media I have not tried. What I find peculiar about them is my Toshiba 1612 dvd rom is not able to read them. I loaded a blank one in the Toshiba dvdrom and opened up DVDINFO PRO to find out the media information. It locked up and would not read the blank dvd. At first I thought it was just my Toshiba dvdrom but it did the same thing on my other Toshiba 1612 in my other pc. Then I loaded it into my Plextor 708A & Liteon 411S and it was read perfectly fine as TYG01.

    Anyone ever had this problem using Toshiba 1612 dvdroms? I have Hijackers no limits firmware on both of my Toshiba 1612 dvdroms. I'd appreciate any comments. Thanks!
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    Toshiba ROMs are notorious for not reading burns.
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    budz wrote"
    I have Hijackers no limits firmware on both of my Toshiba 1612 dvdroms.
    I have the Toshiba 1712, where can I get that firmware from?


    NEVERMIND, I FOUND IT...

    I AM GONNA TEST SOMETHING BEFORE I INSTALL, I HAVE 2 OF THEM. IF THIS WORKS THE WAY I WANT IT TOO, I WILL BE SMILING SO HARD TILL MY JAWS HURT
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    I loaded a blank one in the Toshiba dvdrom
    Why would you load a blank disc in the DVD ROM to get the media ID?


    Use your burner to get the media ID, then the ROM to read it back for a quality check.
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    Lordsmurf wrote:
    Toshiba ROMs are notorious for not reading burns.
    I didn't burn anything on the TYG01 disc yet. I'll try burning one and see what happens.

    hamp wrote:
    I WILL BE SMILING SO HARD TILL MY JAWS HURT
    Glad you found Hijackers no speed limit site. 8)
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    Yea that drive really flies now. Now if I start to have skipping or any other problem's we know where it may come from
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    Lordsmurf was correct about Toshiba's being picky with media. I did burn 1 FUJI DVD-R 4x disc and it was read in the Toshiba 1612 but odd thing is it wouldn't show the media code using DVDINFO PRO. Although it showed the media code when I used my Plextor 708A.

    This is using the 1612:
    Media Information
    Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    Drive doesn't support media code
    Format Type UDF 1.02
    Volume Name HIBARI_MISORA_MOVIES
    Application id
    Implementation id AHEAD Nero
    Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 4/20/2004 16:58:30
    Format Capacity 3.91GB(4.19GB)
    Book Type DVD-R
    Media Type DVD-R
    Media Id Code Speed Unknown
    Write Strategy Speed Not Defined
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Data area end sector 1F40BFh
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1
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    This is using Plextor 708A:
    Media Information
    Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    Media code/Manufacturer ID TYG01
    Format Type UDF 1.02
    Volume Name HIBARI_MISORA_MOVIES
    Application id
    Implementation id AHEAD Nero
    Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 4/20/2004 16:58:30
    Format Capacity 3.91GB(4.19GB)
    Book Type DVD-R
    Media Type DVD-R
    Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps
    Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    2x Speed OPC beta 08
    2x Speed OPC power 0F
    2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 80
    2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta 05
    4x Speed OPC power 16
    4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 0F 0B 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 2 97 08 0F 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 3 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 05
    4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1B
    4x Write Strategy field 4 13 A8 89 65
    4x Write Strategy field 5 B6 89 88 80 00 00
    4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Data area end sector 1F40BFh
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1

    In conclusion I found that the Toshiba drive doesn't support media code. I tried another brand of DVD-R, RITEK G04 & it said the same thing, "doesn't support media code". The Toshiba works great as a ripper which is the reason why I purchased it & because of Hijackers firmware that unlocks the speed limit.

    Hamp>Glad to see your 1712 ripping at faster speeds!
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  8. Originally Posted by budz
    Lordsmurf was correct about Toshiba's being picky with media. I did burn 1 FUJI DVD-R 4x disc and it was read in the Toshiba 1612 but odd thing is it wouldn't show the media code
    FYI, it's actually quite normal that most DVD-ROM drives cannot read the Mfr ID on DVD-R discs whether they are blank or recorded, but some of them are able to read the ID on DVD+R discs after they are recorded. Your Toshiba drive certainly has no obvious defect as you implied. As suggested by the earlier post, only use a DVD burner to check the Mfr ID.
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    @ budz

    Yes I have installed on 1 of the drives, haven't had any projects to work on to really test some things but I am glad about the up comming speeds

    I read in a forum and it seems you have had the firmware for awhile(and you didnt call me and tell me....lol J/K) and it seems you still have it, and that tells me NO PROBLEM with it.

    I can't remember where I had typed that I was getting tired of this drive(reason was because of the slow rip speed). I kinda remember(around the time I bought them) reading that drive was able to read @ 16X but it would never do it.

    Ran a few test and im kinda happy about that, noticed that the drive is having problem's reading outside the 4gig sectors, not sure if having problems or just not reading... that was before the new firmware and afterwards
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